Ally originally came to New York to pursue an acting career, but began to feel that her work should serve a higher purpose. While studying Theater and Psychology at Eugene Lang College in the New School for Liberal Arts, she tackled weighty topics such as privilege, systemic oppression, and cultural insensitivity. Inevitably, she saw these issues infiltrate her work as a theater practitioner, educator, and activist.
Ally found that education offered the most promising pathway for change. She first entered the urban education scene in 2011 as a founding member of Healthclass 2.0, a fitness and nutrition program dedicated to serving low-income public schools. Remaining passionate about the arts, she began working as a Teaching Artist in 2013, working with organizations such as the CUNY Creative Arts Team, the Young Players Theater, and the Community-Word Project. She was also a Trainer at Global Kids, Inc. where she built curriculum and led workshops on youth leadership, human rights, and environmental awareness.
In 2015, Ally became a Green Generations facilitator and moved to Texas to pursue her M.F.A. in Drama and Theater for Youth and Communities at The University of Texas. She continues to offer her expertise in curriculum development to GG